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"November 2014" type section heads for BracketBot (redux)[edit]

I asked about this before but did not receive a response and BracketBot's behavior is the same? Thoughts? --Hammersoft (talk) 14:44, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

@Hammersoft: The previous answer is here. A930913 explained that another benefit is that if someone who gets tagged for vandalism caused a bracket error, that edit is likely to have also been vandalism - so the vandal-fighters are directed to edits that likely should also be reverted. Huon (talk) 17:40, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • But plenty of people who are not vandals are receiving these messages. --Hammersoft (talk) 19:35, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

BracketBot – Nyttend[edit]

User:A930913, User:Dru_of_Id, User:Legoktm, User:Bgwhite

Page: Boswell, Pennsylvania

Diff: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=633754648

Comment/question: I added File:GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN (SOUTH) FACADE OF CHURCH, LOOKING NORTH (For a brief history of Boswell and a description of Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church see HABS PA,56-BOSW,1-1.tif — note that there's an opening parenthesis in the filename, but no corresponding closing parenthesis. The bot did its job, since I added an odd number of parentheses. As long as we don't get the name wrong, we don't care about a file's name when we're adding it to an article; would it be possible to tell the bot to ignore brackets/parentheses/etc. in filenames?

Nyttend (talk) 02:46, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

I'd expect it's possible, but is it desirable? What's more likely, that mismatched brackets in a file name are deliberate or that they're due to a typo? Huon (talk) 20:17, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I think it's desirable, if nothing else because someone might think that they'd made a mistake. Since we have to be precise with a filename, I always copy/paste it from the file's page, so it's extremely unlikely that I'd make a typo, and I expect that other people do likewise. Moreover, I can see someone thinking that they'd made a mistake and spend time going back to the page, and someone might even try to "correct" the situation and thereby break a link. Finally, typos are frequent in the actual names of files — a file works regardless of the name it's given, so people are sometimes careless when naming them, and renaming a file to fix a typo is normally a bit of work, especially considering that there's virtually no benefit to correcting a minor error. Nyttend (talk) 21:52, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Block bot[edit]

I can block DPL bot and some other bot which used to appear for some minor problem. Is there a way to block ReferenceBot? --Tom (LT) (talk) 01:10, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

@LT910001: ReferenceBot has an extremely low false-positive rate and is unlikely to ever notify you when there wasn't a genuine problem. That said, it is exclusion-compliant; if you don't want it to notify you about problems your edits caused, you can use the {{bots}} template on your talk page to tell ReferenceBot not to edit it. For now I've fixed the issues the bot notified you about. Huon (talk) 14:02, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Help ME, Help ME[edit]

help me A930193,please.someone ones to block me.the milboreOne.please block milbore one.HELP!!!!! Col Imran Regaz (talk) 13:51, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Sure, we're all standing ready to block people on your say-so without any explanation ... not. Huon (talk) 14:02, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

BracketBot – Beryl reid fan[edit]

User:A930913, User:Dru_of_Id, User:Legoktm, User:Bgwhite

Resolved

Not Now, Comrade

Diff:

I don't understand Bracketbot's concerns as both links referred to work, and I can't see what the concern is. You refer to the link which you quote as: studio = Not Now Films (Independent" , but actually there is a closing bracket ")" on it

Beryl reid fan (talk) 15:45, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you added the bracket with this edit, fixing that issue. Thanks. Huon (talk) 23:55, 25 November 2014 (UTC)